You might remember Jacob Butler from his songs "UKOK?" and/or "Mind Waltz", two brooding songs in which Butler put into words his struggles to understand the things that are going on, whether it was what was around him in an unfamiliar location, or in his own head, both perspectives being something Butler definitely succeeds at, but he's returned with another musical notch on his belt with "Kites", a song that's just as uplifting as its title would lead you to believe, in sound, message, and visuals. Taking full advantage of the natural beauty of Switzerland, there's many sweeping shots of rivers, forests, and mountains in the self-directed music video, with Butler exploring locations such as Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus while singing and playing guitar all the while, which is no small feat when you're standing on the side of a mountain! These breathtaking shots are interspersed with scenes of two young children running, playing together and yes - flying kites. A scene with an older couple near the end of the video is open to interpretation, as grandparents or other older relatives of the children, or as I see it, elder versions of the children themselves. The song's message of taking risks even when you're afraid to, and not to lose sight of what's right there in front of you weaves itself into the video nicely, showing viewers just what's possible if they heed the song's meaning, and the mellow, yet building sound makes you feel like you're flying up in the stratosphere yourself! It's easy to see why Butler chose this as the lead single for his upcoming album Reason, and if you happen to live in Australia, you have the chance to win sunglasses, smartphones, or a TV if you preorder Reason and email RedRebelMusic with your receipt along with why you love the album. As for the rest of us, hopefully we get releases of Reason in our countries, though from "Kites" alone it's well worth the import.